Five must-read stories—November 24
5 stories to start your day
The Telegraph reports that Telangana Chief Minister KCR moves in to Pragathi Bhavan, his lavish residence-cum-office estimated to have cost nearly Rs 50 crore, on Thursday. But some of the brightest Osmania minds will have to keep biding time in dilapidated university hostels that could soon get too dangerous for living.
The decision to reconstitute the Governing Board was communicated to [George] Yeo by an undersecretary-level officer in the ministry of external affairs after it was taken. Yeo sent an email to all other members of the outgoing governing board around midnight on Monday, informing them in a covering note that he had not been consulted or informed in advance about the surprise move. In The Telegraph.
"The amended laws will further strengthen the rights of tribals and original natives over jal, jungal aur jameen," chief minister Das said. "The Opposition's conduct in the House today has also exposed its real character." "Raghubar Das has dug his own grave," claimed state Congress president Sukhdeo Bhagat. "It is going to prove to be his Waterloo very soon." "It is a black day in Jharkhand's history. We will fight on the streets now," fumed JMM's Surin, even as his leader Hemant Soren alleged that the Raghubar Das government had "got the Bills passed with the help of anti-social elements".
Love has blossomed between this year’s UPSC toppers — Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir Khan — and they are flaunting it in style. Early this year, Dabi made history by becoming the first Dalit girl to top the UPSC examination. Khan, from a modest village in south Kashmir, stood second. In the Hindustan Times.
The RBI board currently has 10 members, four from within the RBI (Governor Urjit Patel and the three deputy governors), two government representatives (Shaktikanta Das and Anjuly Duggal) and four independent directors. Nachiket Mor (a veteran banker), N Chandrasekaran (CEO, TCS), Bharat Doshi (former CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra) and Sudhir Mankad (an IAS officer who retired as chief secretary of Gujarat) are the four independent members of the board. From TheQuint.com.